Matt Gentry Captures Two Titles at the Canadian Championships

May 8, 2006

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Stanford volunteer assistant coach and 2004 NCAA Champion Matt Gentry captured the 2006 Canadian Senior Championship and the 2006 Canadian University Championship at 74 kg this weekend at the Physical Activities Centre on the University of Saskatchewan campus.

Gentry went 4-0 en route to the Senior Championship title this past Friday and Saturday. After a first-round bye, Gentry notched a 6-0, 6-0 technical fall over Daniel Olver of hometown Saskatoon and he added a 1-1, 1-0 decision over Guelph's Danny Brown. In the semifinals, Gentry posted a 1-1, 1-0, 2-0 vicotry over the Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club's Danny Einhorn to earn a spot in the finals.

In the title match on Saturday, Gentry posted a 3-1, 1-2, 2-0 victory over Guelph's Zoltan Hunyady.

Gentry, representing Independent British Columbia, is a dual citizen with the United States and Canada and is now eligible to represent Canada in the 2006 World Wrestling Championships, which will be held in Guangzhou, China, Sept. 26 - Oct. 1, and at the Pan-Am Championships, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro.

On Sunday, Gentry went on to win the Canadian University Championship at 74 kg, posting a 7-0, 8-0 victory in his first match, a 5-1, 6-0 victory in the semifinals and a 2-0, 6-0 decision the finals to take the title. With the University title, Gentry is eligible to represent Canada at the World University Championships in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, June 15-20.

Gentry could also compete at the 2006 USA Wrestling World Team Trials, which will be hosted at Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa, May 27-28 to try for a spot on the U.S. team.

2006 Canadian Senior Championships
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
May 5-6, 2006
74 kg - Matt Gentry (4-0, 1st place): tech. fall Daniel Olver (Saskatoon), 6-0 6-0; dec. Danny Brown (Guelph), 1-1 1-0; def. Danny Einhorn (BMWC), 1-1, 1-0, 2-0; def. Zoltan Hunyady (Guelph), 3-1, 1-2, 2-0.

2006 Canadian FISU (International University Sports Federation) Championships
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
May 7, 2006
74 kg - Matt Gentry (3-0, 1st place): tech. fall Craig Dubry (Saskatoon), 7-0, 8-0; dec. Sheldon Francis (Hamilton); dec. Tyler Marghetis (Montreal), 2-0, 3-0.

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